Also known as: Rice grain stitch
This stitch uses simple straight stitches in a single direction to fill in patterns. Visually, it is more or less like the darning stitch, but there is a slight difference: It has shorter stitches above the fabric and longer stitches on the reverse side. They remind of strawberry seeds, probably, which inspired its name.
Often seed stitch is confused with the seeding stitch due to the similarity in its nature and name.
I am going to work inside a leaf like pattern to demonstrate this stitch and its use. Seed stitch adds texture to the fabric while adding strength to it.
|Fig 1: Make rows of short running stitch as illustrated. You need not do row after row, as long as the strawberry seed pattern is more or less maintained.||Fig 2: Try not bend with the curves of the pattern. The rows of running stitch should essentially be done in straight lines.|
Tags: embroidery, filling stitch, point de riz, rice stitch, running stitch, seed stitch, stitches, straight stitch